America’s most elite commando unit, the US Navy SEAL Team Six pulled off one of the most remarkable covert operations in military history when they infiltrated the secret hideout of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan in the dead of night and killed the hated terrorist mastermind. Dennis Chalker was an original “plankowner” (founding member) of SEAL Team Six, and in One Perfect Op, he takes readers deep inside the remarkable world of America’s Special Forces operatives. With an introduction by Richard Marcinko of Rogue Warrior fame, One Perfect Op describes, step by breathtaking step, one extraordinary SEALs mission, shedding fascinating new light on the training, the planning, the courage and the skill of these exceptional warriors.
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About the Author
Dennis Chalker enlisted in the Army before joining the Navy and served as a “plankowner”, or founding member, of SEAL Team Six and “Red Cell”, and as a Command Master Chief for Navy BUD/S training. He lives in southern California.
Kevin Dockery is the military historian and field curator for the UDT/SEAL Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida. He lives in Michigan.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Snake, aka Dennis Chalker Richard Marcinko xi
1 One Perfect Op 1
2 Home and Hearth 12
3 First Stop, the Army 17
4 And Now the Navy 25
5 BUD/S and the Beginning of a Seal 33
6 SEAL Team One and Kilo Platoon 45
7 Echo Platoon and a Taste of High Speed 62
8 Seal Team Six, 465 Days a Year 71
9 Now Here's to the Land Down Under 81
10 Gear, Guns, and a Lot of Training 94
11 A Move, Some Boats, and Some Time in the Water 109
12 A Dry Spell 124
13 A New Group and Some Other Changes 133
14 First Combat and First Costs 139
15 On Our Way: Fly the Unfriendly Skies 150
16 Visiting with the Governor: Don't Spit on the Floor 160
17 A Long Day and a Night 173
18 Our Teammates 181
19 Red Cell and a New Mission 188
20 A Visit to Norfolk 199
21 The Subs of New England 218
22 Back to the Philippines 229
23 The Land of the Rising Sun 243
24 Sunny California 252
25 And in the Other Direction 261
26 Those Are Big Lizards 266
27 Back in Sunny California 273
28 Ghosts 277
29 Another Move, Another Commander, and the End of an Idea 285
30 Return, Operate, and Finally Leave 290
31 To Give Something Back 316
32 Meet the Kids and Meet the Man 323
33 The Long Walk and the Longer Party 332
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A "must read" for current events fans, as it helps to place recent events in context!
more like a diary, yet has interesting information in portions of the writing.
You can really tell he's holding back in the story telling. That has to suck, you have all these awesome things that people want to read about but for obvious reasons you can only flirt with the details the reader craves. Still a good book!
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